Normandy seaside villa for rent — Set high on a hill overlooking the fishing port of St Vaast-La-Hougue on the Cherbourg Peninsula, this renovated 18th century farmhouse is only 10 minutes away from Jonville beach and within walking distance of a local village and its bistro. It is also well situated to visit all of Normandy's landmarks such as the World War II landing beaches, the Bayeux Tapestry and Mont St Michel.
Once a working farm, this traditional granite house has been recently converted into an attractive family home, with its original charm undiminished. Century-old exposed wooden beams and the massive granite fireplace blend seamlessly with the modern floor-to-ceiling picture windows, enhancing the impact of the surrounding views; the shimmering sea with the harbour of St Vaast and its famous towers on one side and Normandy's rolling countryside with the typical small fields and high hedges on the other side.
This region of Normandy known as Val de Saire boasts a beautiful coastline with islands, forts, rock pools and fine sandy beaches where key historical events took place both in medieval and modern times attracting visitors from all over the world. The famous World War II D-Day beaches of Omaha and Utah, the war cemeteries and museums are all within driving distance. Bayeux is only one hour's drive from the house and would make a lovely day trip. Many water sports are available at nearby Jonville beach and St Vaast-Le-Hougue, including windsurfing, sailing and yachting. If you have exhausted the pleasures of the beach, Cite'de la Mer is an interesting high-tech museum of the sea in Cherbourg, featuring its own submarine.
A trip to the Unesco site of Tatihou Island by amphibious bus/boat is also recommended; here you will be able to visit the tower and enjoy striking sea views. With a Friday arrival, guests staying at Grange Bellevue will also have the chance to visit the fascinating weekly market held in St Vaast every Saturday and sample some local produce.
Nearest shops/restaurant 10 mins'walk. St Vaast-La-Hogue 15 mins. Nearest beaches in Jonville 10 mins. Barfleur 5 miles. Cherbourg 18 miles. Bayeux 52 miles. Granville 64 miles. Caen just over 1 hr. Ouistreham 80 miles. Mont St Michel 103 miles. St Malo 130 miles. Rennes airport 137 miles. Tennis in St-Vaast-La-Hougue 15 mins. Golf in Fontenay sur Mer and La Glaciere 20 mins. Horse riding locally.